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We found 9 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California near Stockton, CA.

Dr. Tahir Ijaz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 First Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tahir Ijaz is a radiation oncologist in San Diego, CA and Encinitas, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ijaz include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ijaz is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Parag Sanghvi works as a radiation oncologist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Sanghvi graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. Sanghvi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanghvi takes. Dr. Sanghvi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Sanghvi is affiliated with Scripps Health. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Ramin Sean Pakbaz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Neuroradiology
200 West Arbor Drive; #8756
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Pakbaz is a radiation oncologist and neuroradiologist in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Pakbaz is conversant in Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pakbaz include endovascular surgery. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Pakbaz honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Huan B Giap, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Huan Giap's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Giap is especially interested in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Giap speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Dr. Reza Shirazi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Reza Shirazi practices radiation oncology in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shirazi include radiation therapy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. In addition to English, Dr. Shirazi speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shirazi's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Donald B Fuller, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 First Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Donald Fuller is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fuller's clinical interests include radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Fuller welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at LDS Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Damon E Smith, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Damon Smith is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include radiation therapy. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Yonina Tova's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Tova accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
200 W Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Sharabi's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sharabi accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.